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John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sunderland PC (1661–1733) was a Scottish nobleman.

He married Helen, daughter of Lord Cochrane. He supported the revolution of 1688 and was a commissioner for the union of England and Scotland. He was a Scottish representative peer in four parliaments, president of the Board of Trade and manufactures, and lord-lieutenant of the eight northern counties of Scotland.

He aided in putting down the rising of 1715 in the defeat of the Jacobite rebellion.

He resumed the name of Sutherland instead of Gordon. In 1719 by decree of Lyon Court, he was thereafter recognised Chief of the clan Sutherland.


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Gordon
Earl of Sutherland
1703 – 1733
Succeeded by
William Gordon


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